Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens Review

The Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens is, essentially, a narrower aperture version of the Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens.
These two lenses closely share many features and attributes including an ultra-wide angle focal length range with a fixed max aperture, a solid feel, full frame compatibility and important to most of us, a low price.
You want the narrower f/4 max aperture version over Tokina’s similar 16-28mm f/2.8 lens for a lower price, lower weight and ability to use standard threaded filters.
But, the f/2.8 version has better image quality. read more

Tokina 14-20mm f/2 AT-X Pro DX Lens Review

Out of the 10 DSLR lenses Tokina currently lists on their website, 6 are wide angle zooms (and 1 is an even wider
fisheye zoom).
Obviously, Tokina is specializing in wide angle zooms.
What differentiates the 14-20mm f/2 AT-X Pro DX Lens from the rest of Tokina’s wide angle lenses, and from most other brands’ ultra-wide angle lenses, is the
ultra-wide f/2 max aperture, available throughout the entire focal length range. read more

Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens Review

As of Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens review time, Tokina offers 4 ultra-wide angle zoom lenses (plus a
fisheye zoom).
Two of the four rectilinear lenses, including the 12-28, are DX models designed to fit APS-C (only) DSLR cameras and two are FX models designed for all DSLRs including full frame sensor format models.
In each of those model lines, one ultra-wide zoom has a more-limited focal length range, a wider widest focal length and a wide max f/2.8 aperture over the entire focal length range,
while the other model has a more-generous focal length range and a lower price, but a 1-stop narrower/slower f/4 max aperture.
As you have likely have already identified, the 12-28 is the latter model in the DX lineup. read more

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens Review

The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens’ predecessor, the version I model, was the first Tokina lens I used in the field and I found that experience to be a positive one.
The major version II changes are found in the Nikon mount version of this lens.
Utilizing an internal silent focusing motor, the version II lens no longer requires a Nikon DSLR with an AF drive gear and motor to autofocus this lens.
Both Nikon and Canon mount versions of the Tokina 11-16 II have improved multi-layer coatings to minimize light reflection “… for slightly improved optical performance.” [Tokina]
There were no other changes made to the Canon mount version of this lens. read more